6 July, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 Registration (-4 level)

9:00 – 9:30 Conference Opening (lecture theatre, -4 level)

9:30 – 11:00 Session

Embodiments, Ethics, Trans-formations (lecture theatre -4 level)
Tiffany Page (Goldsmiths, University of London), Locating Vulnerability: Thinking about Cohesion, Difference and Specificity
Monika Rogowska-Stangret (University of Warsaw), Murderous and Lively: On Vulnerable Becomings as Ethico-political Anthropo-decentering
Karolina Lebek (University of Silesia in Katowice), Marvellous Encounters: Vulnerability, Wonder, Ethics
Chair: Josef Fulka

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Sessions

Rationality, Morality, Aesthetics (room A, -3 level)Vulnerable Bodies (room C, -3 level)
Urszula Lisowska (University of Wrocław), Vulnerabilities of Judgment
Ekaterina Nemenko (Ural Federal University), Vulnerability as a “weak performance”: On the Aesthetic Origin of Moral Mistakes
Anna Warso (University of Social Sciences and Humanities), “Pried open for all the world to see”: Constructs of Vulnerability and Confessional Poetry
Arno Plass (University of Vienna), On Transforming Vulnerable Bodies
Marlene Duprey (University of Puerto Rico), Vulnerable Bodies: Testimonies of Pain and Strength in Victims of Violence in Captivity
Stefano Montes (University of Palermo), Agency and the Anthropology of Vulnerabilities

Chair: Alina Mitek-DziembaChair: Agnieszka Kotwasińska

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:45 Sessions

Love and Seduction (room A, -3 level)Otherness, Technology, Imagination (room C, -3 level)
Anna Malinowska (University of Silesia in Katowice), The Vulnerability of Love
Agnieszka Pantuchowicz (University of Social Sciences and Humanities), Vulnerability and Appearance: On Gloves in Carol Shields’s Unless
James Besse & Gabriel Kates-Shaw (Bennigton College), Love and the Event: An Essay on Destructive Intervention
Agnieszka Kotwasińska (University of Warsaw), Communication Breakdown: Vulnerability as Linguistic Mediation in Selected SF Novels
Monika Świerkosz (Jagiellonian University), Vulnerable Bodies of the Revolution
Ewa Drab (University of Silesia in Katowice), The Vulnerability of Otherness in 21st Century Fantasy Literature
Chair: Asma AbbasChair: Karolina Lebek

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:00 Keynote Lecture (lecture theatre, -4 level)

Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, University of London)

The End of Man: Species Vulnerability in the Anthropocene

Respondents: Katarzyna Więckowska & Karolina Lebek

Chair: Michał Krzykawski

18:30 Conference Dinner

The Silesian Museum, ul. Dobrowolskiego 1


7 July, 2017

9:00 – 10:45 Keynote lecture (lecture theatre, -4 level)

Asma Abbas (Bard College at Simon’s Rock)

Unwilling Ends

Respondents: Monika Rogowska-Stangret & Tomasz Sikora

Chair: Ewa Macura-Nnamdi

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 Sessions

Vulnerable Animal Lives (room A, -3 level)Queering Vulnerabilities (room C, -3 level)
Anna Barcz (University of Bielsko-Biała), Extinct Aurochs, Vulnerable and Protected Wisents , Adapted…
Alina Mitek-Dziemba (University of Silesia in Katowice), Animal Vulnerability, Human Mourning and Religious Compassion: Handling Animal Lives in D. H. Lawrence
Zuzanna Szatanik, In Her Fatherless Garden (University of Silesia in Katowice)
Przemysław Uściński (University of Warsaw), Re/Turning to Vulnerability? Antisocial Sociality and Queer Theory
Anna Kurowicka (Polish Academy of Sciences), (In)Vulnerable Bodies: Asexuality as Rejection of Sexual Vulnerability
Rodrigo Peroni (Central European University), Camping Vulnerability in Drag Performace: Alaska Thunderfuck and the Ethics of Risk
Chair: Joanna ŻylińskaChair: Anna Malinowska

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Sessions

Revolution, Democracy, Togetherness (room A, -3 level)Social Movements, Public Discourses (room C, -3 level)
Tomasz Sikora (Pedagogical University of Cracow), Exposure
Michał Kisiel (University of Silesia in Katowice), Breaking the Lava-Lamp: Object-Oriented Ontology, New Materialism, and the Anxiety of Being (In)Vulnerable
Tomasz Załuski (University of Lodz), Two Vulnerabilities: Autoimmunity and Biopolitics
Olga Korytowska (University of Warsaw), Vulnerability Politicized: Power of the Vulnerable Within the Abortion Debate
Agata Chełstowska (University of Warsaw), “A million abandoned children” and the Delicate Balance of Vulnerability: The Polish Public Discourse on Child Support Non-Compliance
Halina Gąsiorowska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities), Empowerment in the Vulnerabl State of Homelessness: American Homeless Bloggers Speak Up
Chair: Monika Rogowska-StangretChair: Zuzanna Szatanik

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Sessions

Gendering Vulnerabilities (room A, -3 level)Disabilities (room C, -3 level)
Katarzyna Więckowska (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), The Sentimental, the Vulnerable, and the Masculine in Contemporary British Fiction
Antoni Górny (University of Warsaw), Endangered Species: “Blaxploitation” and the (Re)Invention of Black Masculinity in the Wake of the Moyniham Report
Pia Hylén (Independent Scholar), Beyond the Dichotomy of Vulnerabilities
Josef Fulka (Charles University, Prague), Precarious Lives: Biopower and the Deaf Community
Edyta Lorek-Jezińska (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), Disability and Vulnerability in Drama and Theatre: Going Beyond Negativity
Chair: Agnieszka PantuchowiczChair: Tomasz Sikora

19:00 Bracha Ettinger’s Solo Exhibition Eurydice-Pieta

Vernissage, banquet, The Silesian Museum, al. Korfantego 3


8 July, 2017

9:00 – 11:00 Session

Ettingerian Perspectives (lecture theatre, -4 level)
Arne Vanraes (University of Leuven), Déjà-Mû in Co-Respond-Dance: On Carrying-Caring
Anna Kisiel (University of Silesia in Katowice), Almost-boundless Canvas Space
The Ethics of Vulnerability in Bracha Ettinger’s Paintings
Aleksandra Andrzejewska (Polish Academy of Sciences), Bracha Ettinger’s Matrixal Borderspace and Other Psychoanalytical Spaces
Igor Rodin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), The Fifth Discourse: Subjectivity as Encounter with the Sinister-Embracing Nature
Chair: Anna Chromik

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:15 Keynote Lecture (lecture theatre, -4 level)

Bracha Ettinger

Painting, Artworking, Proto-ethics.

Self-fragilization, Vulnerability and Carriance (subject carrying and being-carried, subject caring and being cared-for)

Respondents: Anna Chromik & Josef Fulka

Chair: Anna Kisiel

13:15 – 13:30 Closing Remarks


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